The Florida Climate Institute is a multi-disciplinary network of universities in Florida working together and with external partners in the public and private sectors to achieve a better understanding of climate variability and change, impacts, and societal response. At the University of Florida branch, we achieve this through research, extension, and education across all colleges.
Florida’s burgeoning human population and vulnerability to both climatological and anthropogenic changes in the water cycle make the State a unique living laboratory to develop new knowledge and test solutions to global water problems. In recognition of the importance of water issues and the need to address them in a new interdisciplinary manner, the University of Florida (UF) established a campus-wide interdisciplinary Water Institute in May 2006. Engineering, policy, and legal solutions developed in Florida provide a model for others, both nationally and internationally. We envision a Water Institute at UF committed to addressing Florida issues while being recognized for providing solutions, science, and education for national and global water resource problems.
FESC’s leadership team and organizational structure assure that truly leading edge research and development of critical importance to the Florida and national economies are developed, world-class students in multiple disciplines of energy are trained, and industry reaps the full benefits of the Consortium’s activities. The Leadership Team of FESC is comprised of highly experienced, highly successful innovators from the various energy related research fields, education, outreach, industrial collaboration, technology commercialization, and economic development. The FESC Director, Dr. Jennifer Curtis, is accountable for all mission activities of the Consortium and is assisted in his efforts by a Steering Committee, and Associate Directors in Industrial Collaboration & Commercialization, Education & Outreach, and Program Development. The goal of the consortium is to become a world leader in energy research, education, technology, and energy systems analysis.